This is how it looks like when two “cafeterias” (one in Zürich and one in Rolle) are connected over Telepresence for 3 days… the video is great but seeing it live was really great and actually quite a disruptive experience! Making it permanent would definitively improve collaboration within the company!
Second W2 stamm was held yesterday at Cisco. I am glad it went fairly well with good presentations and some very interesting networking. There was even a quick Telepresence demo at the end but first Joanna, my colleague, introduced Cisco’s involvement into Second Life. By the way here are the SLurl to Cisco’s island and a link to the official Cisco’s Virtual World blog which also talk about Second Life of course.
Third presentation was done by Matthias Lüfkens who introduced the World Economic Forum on Facebook.
J.-C. Morand: Des formateurs virtuels pour CISCO chez Secondlife and a set of pictures on Flickr.
TelePresence is a big word for Cisco, and while talking about it around me I realized that it is not as well known as I expected. It does make sense since it is pretty expensive product that targets big company but there might be something similar for the “mass” market.
Anyway what is TelePresence ? In one sentence: Cisco TelePresence is a new technology that combines rich audio, high-definition video, and interactive elements to deliver a unique in-person experience—over the network.